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Peregrino Becomes “PEREGRIN”First French Appearance, ILLUSTRATED
Caviceo, Jacopo.  [Libro de Peregrino] Dialogue treselegant intitule le Peregrin, traictant de lhonneste et pudicq amour concilie par pure et sincere vertu, traduict de vulgaire Italien en langue Fra[n]coyse... Paris: [Pr. by Nicolas Couteau for] Galliot du Pré, [1527]. 4to (25 cm, 9.8"). [8], 169, [1 (facs.)] ff.; illus.
$10,000.00
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His Treatise ChrysopoeiaOn Transmutation of Metals into GoldIs Anticipated Here
Augurelli, Giovanni Aurelio.  I. Aurelius Augurellus [poemata]. Venetiis: In aedibus Aldi, 1505. 8vo (16.3 cm; 6.375"). [256] pp.
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A Collection of CarolsMedievalesque” ChromolithograpyZaehnsdorf Binding
Cundall, Joseph, compiler.  A booke of Christmas carols, illuminated from ancient manuscripts in the British Museum. London: Henry G. Bohn, [1845]. 4to (19 cm; 7.5"). [16] ff.; illus.
$525.00
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Erudite EditionStealth Deluxe Binding
Petit de Julleville, Louis, trans.   La chanson de Roland: Traduction nouvelle rhythmée et assonancée avec une introduction et des notes. Paris: Alphonse Lemerre (pr. by A. Quantin), 1878. 8vo (20.7 cm, 8.18"). [4], 460, [4] pp.
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Luther Lectures the AugustiniansLucas Cranach Woodcut Title Border
Luther, Martin.  De abroganda missa privata Martini Lvtheri sententia. [colophon: Wittenberg: Ianvario 1522]. 4to (20.7 cm; 8.125"). [44] ff.
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My ExampleMay Warn Ye from Vice,
& My Fate Excite Ye to Virtue”
The history of Jane Shore. [London?: after 1821]. 12mo (16.8 cm, 6.65"). 24 pp.
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Beautifully Bound Bilingual Edition of Catullus, Tibullus, & Propertius
Catullus, Gaius Valerius.  Catullo Tibullo e Properzio d'espurgata lezione tradotti dall'ab. Raffaele Pastore. Bassano: Tip. Giuseppe Remondini e Figli ed., 1823. 12mo (17 cm; 6.75"). 2 vols. in 1. I: [15], 4–297, [3] pp.; II: 317, [3] pp.
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Celebrating a Printer of Fine BooksA Finely Crafted Limited Edition
Pissarro, Lucien, & Alan Maxwell Fern.  Notes on the Eragny Press, and a letter to J.B. Manson. Cambridge [England]: Privately printed, 1957. 8vo (20.2 cm; 8"). vii, [1], 16, 11, 39–[51] pp.
$325.00
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An Enlightening German VolksbuchHeavily Illustrated
Honorius Augustodunensis, commonly known as Honorius of Autun.   M. Elucidarius. Von allerhand Geschöpffen Gottes, den Engeln, den himmeln Gestirn, Planeten, und wie alle Creaturen geschaffen seind auff Erden. Franckfort am Mayn: Christ[ian] Egen[olffs] Erden [colophon: Adam Loniceri, Johannis Cnipii, Andronici secundi doctorum & Pauli Steinmeyers], 1584. 4to (19 cm, 7.5"). [98] pp.; 2 double-sided plts., illus.
$5450.00
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Sumptuously BoundFirst AMERICAN Edition of Irving's FIRST HISTORICAL Work
Irving, Washington.  A history of the life and voyages of Christopher Columbus. New York: G. & C. Carvill, 1828. 8vo (22 cm; 8.625"). 3 vols. I: xvi, 399 pp., 1 folded map. II: viii, [1], 10–367. III: viii, [1], 14–419, [1] pp.
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There Will Always be Music, Art, & Church Bells . . .
There Will Always be a Memorable Meal
. . .
in San Francisco
Junior League of Pasadena.  The California heritage cookbook. Garden City, NY: Doubleday & Co., © 1976. 8vo (26.6 cm, 10.5"). [8], 424 pp.; illus.
$60.00
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One of the NICEST Books of This Sort that We've Ever Seen
     (“Relinquishing . . . Prospects of a Brilliant Worldly Career”)
Gregorius I.  Dialogus beati Gregorii Pape [uniform title: Dialogorum libri quattuor]. [colophon: Parisiis: Udalrici Gering et Berchtoldi Renbolt, 1494/5]. 4to (21.2 cm; 8.375"). [79] pp. Lacks final blank (only).
$6750.00
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The FIRST of Stein'sFour Great Central Asian Expeditions
Stein, Marc Aurel.  Sand-buried ruins of Khotan: personal narrative of a journey of archaelogical & geographical exploration in Chinese Turkestan. London: T. Fisher Unwin, 1903. 8vo (23 cm; 9"). xliii, 524 pp. illus.
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Mexican Colonial Illuminated Art on Paper & Vellum
The Berdugos ofSeville, Arevalo, Zacatecas, & Mexico City
(Don Martin Entered America Illegally & Became an Hidalgo Anyway)
Berdugo de Avila Haro y Velasco, Martin, & Agustin Berdugo de Avila Haro y Velasco.  Manuscript on paper, in Spanish. Carta de hidalguia. Seville, Zacatecas, Mexico City: 1788.
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Biblical Men RepresentedAn Apologetic PrefaceA Handsome Binding
Wainwright, Jonathan Mayhew, editor.  Our Saviour, with prophets and apostles. A series of eighteen highly finished steel engravings, designed expressly for this work. With descriptions by several American divines. New York: D. Appleton & Co., 1851. 4to (28.5 cm; 11.25"). Engr. frontis., 235 pp., [17] plts.
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Shakespeare for the Sharp-Eyed Reader Eton Prize Copy
Shakespeare, William.  The dramatic works of Shakespeare. London: William Pickering (pr. by Corrall), 1826. 12mo (16.2 cm, 6.4"). Frontis., [4], 783, [1] pp.
$450.00
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Then an Unpopular OpinionNow a FACT
Bowyer, William.  The origin of printing: in two essays: I. The substance of Dr. Middleton's Dissertation on the origin of printing in England. II. Mr. Meerman's account of the invention of the art. An appendix is annexed, 1. On the first-printed Greek books. 2. On the first-printed Hebrew books, with observations on some modern Editions; and a collation, from Walton's Polyglott, of a remarkable Passage, as printed in Kings and Chronicles. 3. On the early polyglotts. London: printed for W. Bowyer & J. Nichols, 1774. 8vo (21 cm; 8.25"). xvi, 144, [2] pp.
$1250.00
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Combining Instruction with Amusement”Illustrated, Humorous History
Abbott à Beckett, Gilbert.  The comic history of England. London: Bradbury, Evans, & Co., [ca. 1847–48]. 8vo (22 cm, 8.7"). 2 vols. in 1. xviii, 304 pp.; 20 col. plts.
$375.00
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The Great Archer of England”
[Thoms, William John].  The noble birth and gallant atchievements [sic] of that remarkable outlawRobin Hood. London: William Pickering, 1827. 8vo (21.8 cm, 8.56"). [2], xix, [1], 53, [1] pp.
$750.00
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Star-Crossed Italian LoversPeregrino & Genevera
Caviceo, Jacopo.  Il peregrino. Vinegia: Pietro di Nicolini da Sabbio, 1538. 8vo (15 cm, 5.9"). [16] pp., 271, [1 (blank)] ff.; illus.
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First Use of the Anchor & Dolphin DeviceFirst Aldine Printing of the Divine Comedy
Dante Alighieri.  Le terze rime. [Venice: Aldus, 1502]. 8vo (15.2 cm; 6"). [244] ff.
$17,500.00
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Presentation CopyBound byHAYDAY
Goldsmith, Oliver.  The vicar of Wakefield. London: John Van Voorst, 1843. 8vo (8.25"; 21 cm). xv, 306 pp.
$500.00
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Congo Mission Press Hymnal — LOKUNDO
Disciples of Christ Congo Mission.  Bonkanda wa nsao ya Nzakomba. Bolenge, Congo Belge: Disciples of Christ Congo Mission, 1918. 12mo (28 cm; 7.125"). 231 hymns.
$175.00
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Gorgeous 19th-Century MedievalismDistinguished Binding,
  Special Hand-Coloring, *&* Happy Provenance
Costello, Louisa Stuart, trans.  Specimens of the early poetry of France from the time of the troubadours and trouveres to the reign of Henri Quatre. London: William Pickering (pr. by C. Whittingham), 1835. 8vo (19.4 cm, 7,65"). x, [2], [xi]–xlix, 298 pp. (lacking half-title); 4 col. plts.
$475.00
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A Meistersinger on theState of the World, 1520
With aGreat Woodcut by Urs Graf
Hass [or Has], Kunz.  Das ist yetz der gemain vnd new gebrauch. in welchem das volck der welt zu dissen gezeiten gantz seer beladen ist. [Augsburg: Johann Schönsperger, 1520 (?)]. Small 4to (18 cm; 7"). [8] ff. (last blank).
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Early Follower of LutherSOLE Edition of These Sermons
Güttell, Casper (a.k.a., Guthel, Caspar; Guttel, Kaspar; and other variants).  Jhesus Quadragesimal oder etliche Faste[nzeit] Predig auss den Episteln un[d] Euangelien nach goetlichem Erkentniss. [colophon: Zwickaw: Joerg Gastel dess Hans Schoenspergers Diener von Augspurg], 1523. Small 4to (19.5; 7.75"). [191] ff. Lacks blank leaf.
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FOOD in the French, Spanish, Italian, & English Styles
Seasoned for MEXICANS
with a Six-Barrel Beer Recipe involving
Cracked Coriander & Half a Chile Ancho o Pasilla
Blanquel, Simón, editor.  El mejor libro de cocina, ó, Escelente coleccion de las mejores recetas, para que al menor costo posible, y con la mayor comodidad, pueda guisarse à la española, francesa, italiana é inglesa; sin omitirse cosa alguna de lo hasta aquí publicado, para sazonar al estilo de México. Lleva añadido. Lo mas selecto que se encuentra acerca de la reposteria; el art de trinchar &c. Mexico: Imprenta de Manuel Castro, 1864. 24mo (14 cm; 5.5"). 381 pp., 2 plts.
$1875.00
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Productions of Intrinsic Merit”Only the Best English Sonnets
Dyce, Alexander, ed.  Specimens of English sonnets. London: William Pickering (pr. by C. Whittingham), 1833. 16mo (14.2 cm, 5.5"). viii, 224 pp.
$185.00
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Famous AdventuresFamous Illustrations
Cervantes Saavedra, Miguel de, & George Cruikshank (illustrator).   Illustrations of Don Quijote, in a series of fifteen plates. London: Charles Tilt, 1834. 12mo (16.5 cm; 6.625"). [2], [30] pp., 15 plts.
$750.00
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AMERICAN Gilt RED MOROCCO of 1815Watts in Miniature
Bible.  O.T.  Psalms.  English. 1815. Watts.  The Psalms of David, imitated in the language of the New-Testament, and applied to the Christian state and worship. Boston: Printed and published by Lincoln & Edmands., 1815. Miniature (9.4 cm; 3.75"). Frontis., 575, [1] pp.
$225.00
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The First Catholic Old Testament in English Once Owned by an “Unfit” Reader?!?
(Rather Unnerving Evidence of Readership)
Bible.  O.T. English. Douai. 1609–10.  The Holie Bible faithfully translated into English, out of the authentical Latin. Diligently conferred with the Hebrew, Greeke, and other editions in divers languages. With arguments of the bookes, and chapters: annotations: tables: and other helpes, for better understanding of the text: for discoverie of corruptions in some late translations: and for clearing controversies in religion. By the English College of Doway. Doway: Laurence Kellam, 1609–10. 4to (I: 22.3 cm, 8.75"; II: 21 cm, 8.3"). 2 vols. I: [2], 1115, [1] pp. (5 leaves supplied). II: 1124, [2 (errata)] pp. (5 leaves in facsimile).
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A StudyWITH SAMPLES of Italian Block-Printed Papers
Schmoller, Tanya.  Remondini and Rizzi: A chapter in Italian decorated paper history. New Castle, DE: Oak Knoll Books, 1990. Small 4to (25.7 cm; 10"). 55, [1] pp., [2] ff.
$275.00
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Ship of Fools as BASIS forRenaissance SERMONS
TWO of the Ship'sEmblematic Woodcuts
Geyler [Geiler], Johann, von Keysersperg.  Nauicula siue speculu[m] fatuor[um] Presta[n]tissimi sacrar[um] literaru[m] doctoris Joannis Geyler Keysersbergij. Concionatoris Arge[n]tinen[sis] a Jacobo Othero collecta. Compendiosa vitae eiusdem descriptio, per Beatum Rhenanum Selestatinum. Ad Narragoniam. [colophon: Argen{torati}: Excriptum in aedibus Schurerianis, 1510]. 4to (21 cm; 8.25"). [284] ff.
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ALDINE Attic Nights . . .
Gellius, Aulus.  Auli Gellii noctivm Atticarvm libri vndeviginti. [colophon: Venetiis: in Aedibus Aldi, et Andreae Soceri, mense Septembri 1515. 8vo (17 cm; 6.625"). [32], 289, [51] ff. (errors in foliation, but complete).
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What They Wore in Biblical Times Illustrations Supervised byBenjamin West
Satchwell, Richard.  Scripture costume: Exhibited in a series of engravings, representing the principal personages mentioned in the sacred writings ... with biographical sketches and historical remarks on the manners and customs of eastern nations. London: Pr. for Samuel Leigh by W. Clowes, 1819. Large 4to (32.8 cm, 12.9"). [2], viii, 170 pp.; 20 col. plts.
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Scary Times for Spaniards in theBreak-Away Yucatan
(Republic of the Yucatan).  Group of 15 documents (see below for details). Campeche, Merida: Various publishers, 1842–43. Folio and slightly smaller (31 cm; 12.25"; and slightly smaller). 38 pp. (11 blank).
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Liberty of the PRESS is the Palladium ofAll Your RIGHTS
Junius [pseud.].  The letters of Junius. London: John Sharpe, 1820. 24mo (13.3 cm; 5.25"). 2 vols. I: Engr. t.-p., [1], iv–xviii, [1], 20–203, [1] pp. II: Engr. t.-p., [1], 4–212 pp.
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THIS IS NOT A BOOK!Signed by the Poet
Cummings, E.E.  By E.E. Cummings. New York: Covici Friede, 1930. Folio (31.5 cm, 12.45"). 63, [1] pp.; illus.
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The Women Really are Wicked Creatures, & All the More Desirable for That
With an Extra Illustration & in a Special Binding
Williams, Gwyn, trans.  Against women. London: The Golden Cockerel Press, 1953. Narrow 8vo (23 cm, 9.1"). 25, [1] pp.; col. illus.
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A 19th-Century Student'sFlorilegium
[Benton, Youngs Elliott?].  Manuscript on paper, in English. [Maine?: 1839–42]. Oblong 8vo (17.1 cm, 6.75"). [4], 168 pp. (115 used).
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Mary Snyder'sMINIATURE Personal Devotional
Christian's daily bread. A text book of Scriptural truths and promises, for every day in the year. London & Edinburgh: T. Nelson & Sons, 1853. Miniature (7.3 cm; 2.5"). 188 pp.
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Never Did I Think It Would Unravel into a Long On-Looker's Life”
Kaufman, Margaret.  Aunt Sallie's lament. [West Burke, VT: Janus Press, 1988]. Folio (28.6 cm; 11.25" book. 30.6 cm; 12.125" case). [13] ff.
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Once Upon a Time There Were Two Fairies . . .
[Lubert, Marguerite de].  La princesse Sensible et le prince Typhon, conte. La Haye [i.e., Paris]: 1743. 12mo (16.5 cm, 6.5"). 119, [1] pp.
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The InquisitionAn African Utopia Educating Women
[Berington, Simon].  The adventures of Signor Gaudentio di Lucca. Being the substance of his examination before the fathers of the Inquisition, at Bologna, in Italy. Giving an account of an unknown country in the midst of the desarts [sic] of Africa. Copied from the original manuscript in St. Mark’s Library, at Venice. With critical notes by the learned Signor Rhedi. Baltimore: Pr. by Bonsal & Niles, 1800. 16mo (17 cm; 6.5"). xxi, [2], 24–234 pp.
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From a DARK Place — Hard Labor in Siberia
 10 STRIKING Wood Engravings
Dostoyevsky, Fyodor.  The house of the dead. New York: Printed for the members of the Limited Editions Club, 1982. 8vo (26.8 cm, 10.55"). xxiii, 360, [4] pp.; illus.
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Behind the Scenes:  Shaw vs. ChestertonPostcards Signed by Shaw
Shaw, George Bernard.  ALS: Two postcards sent to Richard Mealand. Ayot St Lawrence: 1933. (14.2 x 9.2 cm & 11.3 x 8.8 cm). 2 cards.
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Elegantly Bound Prayer Book
Albach, J. S.  Heilige Anklänge. Gebete für katholische Christen. Pesth: Julius Müller, 1850. 16mo (16 cm; 6.25"). Engr. frontis., engr. t.-p., 474 pp., 4 plts.; illus.
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Berhardt Wall's Works:
“A Prize of the Cognoscenti, a Delight for Collectors, & the Pride of Librarians”
Weber, Francis J.  Following Bernhardt Wall 1872–1956. Austin, TX: The Book Club of Texas, 1994. Folio (29.9 cm, 11.75"). [2], 63, [1] pp.; 5 col. plts., col. illus.
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Robin Hood, Poney Races, All the World's a Stage
Playbill.  [broadside, begins] Eleventh Night ... Theatre Royal, Covent Garden, this present Wednesday, May 19, 1784, will be performed a new comic opera, called Robin Hood; or, Sherwood Forest ... [London: No publisher/printer, 1784]. Tall 8vo (25.5 cm; 10.25"). [1] p.
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Here's a Really Tiny Book in aTINY! Clamshell Case
[Landon, Letitia Elizabeth].  The English bijou almanac for 1837. London: Albert Schloss, 1836. Miniature (2 cm, .787"); in a publisher's slipcase slightly larger. 64 pp.; 7 plts., 4 music pp.
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A Limited, De Vinne Press Edition Decorations by Updike & Goodhue
(AN AMERICAN “BCP”).  Episcopal Church.  Book of Common Prayer.  The book of common prayer and administration of the sacraments and other rites and ceremonies of the Church according to the use of the Protestant Episcopal Church in the United States of America together with the psalter or psalms of David. New York: Pr. for the committee [by De Vinne Press], 1893. Folio (37 cm, 14.63"). [14] ff., 566 pp., [1 (tailpiece and publisher's colophon)] f.
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JAPAN “The Subject Is Great, the Actions Sublime,
the ADVENTURESSurprising & Full of Wonders”
Crasset, Jean.  The history of the church of Japan. Written originally in French by Monsieur L’Abbe de T. And now translated into English. By N. N. Volume I. London: [publisher not identified], 1705. 4to (21.6 cm; 8.5"). [28], 544, [8] pp.
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“A God-Hero of the Golden Age of Myth” —
The First Original English-Language Poem on the Buddha
Arnold, Edwin.  The light of Asia. Being the life and teaching of Gautama prince of India and founder of Buddhism. Avon, CT: Printed for the members of the Limited Editions Club, 1976. Folio (30 cm, 11.8"). xxiv, 193, [3] pp.; 8 col. plts.
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Literature from a Successful Presidential CampaignThe People's Candidate”
Jackson, Isaac Rand. The life of William Henry Harrison, (of Ohio,) the people's candidate for the presidency. With a history of the wars with the British and Indians on our north-western frontier. Philadelphia: Marshall, Williams & Butler, 1840. 12mo (15.5 cm; 6"). [1–4], 5, vi–x, `5–222 pp. (complete despite odd pagination).
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Haters Gonna Hate:   Whistler vs. the Critics  —  The Unauthorized First Edition
Whistler, James McNeill.  The gentle art of making enemies: Edited by Sheridan Ford. New York [i.e., Antwerp]: “Frederick Stokes & Brother”, 1890. 12mo (17.4 cm, 6.9"). [8], xi–xvii, [2], 21–256, [6 (2 adv.)] pp.
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